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Plan Out Your Leaves. Here's the Official 2020 Holidays List

Here’s a full list of the official non-working holidays of the year

Update: Click here for the full list of 2021 holidays in the Philippines.

The year ahead offers a fresh start, a new slate. Make it an opportunity to create new memories and shift your perspective. For the perpetually busy, the long weekends are a godsend—a break from nagging #adulting duties and responsibilities. There’s enough time to plan out the months ahead with trips local and abroad. Though there may be the looming inconvenience of booking fares and organizing itineraries, it’s worth all the hassle in the end!

Where to start? Here’s a full list of the official non-working holidays of 2020 (see: white-shaded boxes). 


Regular holidays:

January 1, 2020, Wednesday - New Year's Day

April 9, 2020, Thursday - Araw ng Kagitingan

April 9, 2020 - Maundy Thursday

April 10, 2020 - Good Friday

May 1, 2020, Friday - Labor Day

June 12, 2020, Friday - Independence Day

August 31, 2020, last Monday of August - National Heroes' Day

November 30, 2020, Monday - Bonifacio Day

December 25, 2020, Friday - Christmas Day

December 30, 2020, Wednesday - Rizal Day

Special non-working days:

January 25, 2020, Saturday - Chinese New Year

February 25, 2020, Tuesday - EDSA Revolution Anniversary

April 11, 2020 - Black Saturday

August 21, 2020, Friday - Ninoy Aquino Day

November 1, 2020, Sunday - All Saints' Day

December 8, 2020, Tuesday - Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary

December 31, 2020, Thursday - last day of the year

Additional special non-working holidays:

November 2, 2020, Monday

December 24, 2020, Thursday 

Looking out for some ideas? Why not get a much-needed break from the ruckus of city life by taking a trip to awe-inspiring Coron? Maybe Soul-search for that Eat, Pray, Love season in your life with an enlightening tour of breathtaking Batanes. Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of Singapore. Feed your wanderlust by exploring the psychedelic streets of Tokyo. Scour through endless shops in Seoul. 

There’s so much for the world to see, it’s up to you to find it. 

Words Elisa Aquino

Art Matthew Fetalver

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